Saturday, January 8, 2011

Tom Kostopoulos Blindside Cheap Shot Breaks Brad Stuart's Jaw (Video w Blood)

Tom Kostopoulos of the Calgary Flames on Friday night broke the jaw of Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brad Stuart with s blindside hit that cannot be described in any manner other than a cheap shot.

Amazingly on the play all Kostopoulos was charged with was a two minute roughing penalty which is a joke that means none of the referees saw the play and only gave a penalty when they saw the results.  There is no arguing that this is not the epitome of the type of hit the NHL created Rule 48 to eliminate from the game.  This was clearly a targeted head shot and was the principal point of contact and I believe it was also from the blind side.

I do not think there is any question as to whether a suspension and a rather lengthy one is coming, just a question of how long it will be.  How long do you think Kostopoulos should and/or will get for this hit?